See under trolley (def 4).
a pulley or truck traveling on an overhead track and serving to support and move a suspended object.
a grooved metallic wheel or pulley carried on the end of a pole (trolley pole) by an electric car or locomotive, and held in contact with an overhead conductor, usually a suspended wire (trolley wire) from which it collects the current for the propulsion of the car or locomotive.
any of various devices for collecting current for such a purpose, as a pantograph, or a bowlike structure (bow trolley) sliding along an overhead wire, or a device (underground trolley) for taking current from the underground wire or conductor used by some electric railways.
a small truck or car operated on a track, as in a mine or factory.
a serving cart, as one used to serve desserts.
Chiefly British. any of various low carts or vehicles, as a railway handcar or costermonger’s cart.
to convey or go by trolley.
off one’s trolley, Slang.
in a confused mental state.
He’s been off his trolley for years, but his family refuses to have him committed.
(Brit) a small table on casters used for conveying food, drink, etc
(Brit) a wheeled cart or stand pushed by hand and used for moving heavy items, such as shopping in a supermarket or luggage at a railway station
(Brit) (in a hospital) a bed mounted on casters and used for moving patients who are unconscious, immobilized, etc
(Brit) See trolleybus
(US & Canadian) See trolley car
a device that collects the current from an overhead wire (trolley wire), third rail, etc, to drive the motor of an electric vehicle
a pulley or truck that travels along an overhead wire in order to support a suspended load
(mainly Brit) a low truck running on rails, used in factories, mines, etc, and on railways
a truck, cage, or basket suspended from an overhead track or cable for carrying loads in a mine, quarry, etc
(slang) off one’s trolley
mentally confused or disorganized
(transitive) to transport (a person or object) on a trolley
see: off one’s head (trolley)
the wave generated on either side of a vessel’s bow by its forward movement through the water. a type of shock wave formed in front of a body moving at supersonic speed. Historical Examples Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh Gun running for Casement in the Easter rebellion, 1916 Karl Spindler The Ambulance Made Two Trips William […]
noun (archery) the poundage required to draw a bow to the full length of the arrow
a rounded bay window. Historical Examples The History of Pendennis William Makepeace Thackeray Grace Harlowe’s Return to Overton Campus Jessie Graham Flower The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864 Various A Laodicean Thomas Hardy Murder Point Coningsby Dawson Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick Harper’s New Monthly Magazine Vol. IV, No. […]
Osage orange (def 1).